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How can the 12th MSM be the 5th MSM?

I am doing research on the McGee Massacre February 4, 1863 in Wayne County, Missouri. I noticed that in Major Reeder's report on the 12th MSM's movement and subsequent McGee attack, he mentions the "gallant conduct of Capt. William Bangs, commanding Company G."
But when I look at Bangs cards from the Missouri Soldiers Database, it says he was transferred to the 5th MSM (2nd Org.), Co. D on October 31, 1862.
How can Bangs be in the 5th MSM and the 12th MSM at the same time?
How could Company G, 12th MSM been in on the McGee killings, commanded by Bangs?

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